Fibroids affect approximately three out of four American women. Many women dismiss symptoms of fibroids (also known as myomas) including, heavy monthly periods, pain or pressure between the hip bones or back of the legs, a frequent need to urinate, constipation and bloating and an enlarged abdomen. Fibroid related symptoms cause women to lose an estimated 2-4 million days of productivity a year. African-American women, and those of any race with a family history, are more likely to develop fibroids than other women. It’s estimated that between 50% and 80% of African-American women will develop fibroids. Fibroids are the #1 reason for hysterectomy in this country— up to 75% of hysterectomies done are for this non-cancerous condition that can be treated without surgery!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Got Fibroids Team Is On The Move!

Summer is here and the got fibroids team is making the rounds in Metro Atlanta. We stopped by the Atlanta Fire Department's Open House recently to participate in the city-wide community day. The DJ blasted the music while community residents feasted on barbecue chicken and ribs, hamburgers and hotdogs.  Health screenings were also available and women stopped by the got fibroids table to learn more about UFE, uterine fibroid embolization, a non surgical procedure for treating fibroids. Atlanta's Fire Chief also stopped by to join in the festivities.

The got fibroids team also participated in the City of Atlanta's Health and Safety Awareness Day at Atlanta City Hall.

The Fibroids Team at the Health Fair at Changing a Generation

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